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Supporters help uncork the potential of more Club members at annual wine tasting


Wine flowed and the ambiance was sweet at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester’s fourth annual Uncork Their Potential wine tasting event October 19, 2017. The Country Club of Rochester hosted more than 130 supporters of the youth development organization and the oasis it provides hundreds of kids throughout the year. Guests helped raise $46,000 (gross) that will enhance Club programming and help uncork the potential of more members. Harris Beach PLLC was the presenting sponsor of the event for the second consecutive year.


Throughout the evening, wine lovers sampled more than 20 wines from across the Finger Lakes region and beyond, pairing them with an array of cheeses, desserts, and food from the strolling supper. The desserts were featured in “The Bubble Room,” complete with a special champagne tasting and classic piano music. Attendees took notes of their favorite wines as they made their way from table to table, each of which were labeled as a different Boys & Girls Club core program area – The Arts, Sports & Fitness, Character & Leadership, Health & Life Skills and Education & Career.  


As guests sipped from their glasses, they had the opportunity to participate in a cork pull and silent auction. Silent auction items included salon and spa packages, Buffalo Bills tickets, local restaurant gift cards, golf lessons and more.


The event, emceed by Channel 8's Mark Gruba, showcased Club alumni and current member success stories and the powerful impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester has on its immediate community and beyond. Western New York Youth of the Year and current Club member Robert Miller shared how the Club continues to help him on his path to a greater education and pursuing college. Isaac Collins, assistant principal at Northeast Northwest College Preparatory School in the Rochester City School District and Club alumnus, shared how the Club acted as the corkscrew always guiding him through different situations to help uncork his full potential. These stories and the impact of the Club’s programming would not be possible without Club advocates opening their hearts and supporting events like the wine tasting.


 

Special thanks to our sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor: 


Harris Beach PLLC


Gold Sponsors:


-          OppenheimerFunds, Inc.


-          Insero Wealth Strategies LLC


Silver Sponsors:


-          Courier Capital, LLC


-          Manning & Napier


Wine Sponsors:


-          Southern Glaziers Wine & Spirits


-          Verity Wine Partners


Dessert Sponsors:


-          Hedonist Artisan Chocolates


-          Wegmans


-          Cheesy Eddie’s


Invitation Printing Sponsor:


Panther Graphics